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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 6:00pm

At DreamFarm we love eclectic jazz influences but there is nothing quite like Classic trio jazz to bring you home to a happy listening place.

And these guys do it with such finesse that it is fresh and new, especially since they write original trio music and have released 2 new albums of it.

After many years of playing, recording and writing, these fellows truly shine and it was such fun to have them at the farm. I was taken to new heights as they backed me up on my own trio jazz tune “Velvet Arms of Midnight.” Thank you, Steve, Bruce and Jack.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we speak with visual artist NATHALIE MIEBACH. Her beautiful, colorful and complex work “ focuses on the intersection of art and science and the visual articulation of scientific observations.” Tune in and find out how she takes information on tides and storms and turns that into wonderfully engaging work, even music. Her website is: http://nathaliemiebach.com/

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:30am

Mark Catesby traveled to Virginia from Britain in 1712. While in the Americas, he visited the Appalachians, Jamaica, Bermuda and the Bahamas sketching the plants and animals he found. He also and sent many seeds of new plants back to Britain. Returning to his home country, he proceeded to write and illustrate one of the most beautiful natural history books about Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas. Tonight on Inquiry, we talk with E. CHARLES NELSON, writer, editor and botanist, who has edited a stunning new collection of essays about THE CURIOUS MISTER CATESBY. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Director Tim Johnson, of DreamWorks Animation, talks about his feature film, "Over the Hedge" and the importance of music in animation.

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 7:00pm

Be a Pip for the evening and sing background vocals to soul classics like "I heard it Through The Grapevine,"  "Friendship Train" and, of course, "Midnight Train to Georgia." Join host Tom Shaker to celebrate this 4-time Grammy award winner's birthday. It all starts at 7pm!

Monday, May 25, 2015 - 6:00pm

Saxophonist and clarinetist Joe Temperley’s has led an illustrious career, spanning several decades. Temperley, now 85, has performed with the orchestras of Humphrey Lyttelton, Woody Herman, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, Clark Terry, Joe Henderson, and most notably, Duke Ellington, as well as in the Broadway musical Sophisticated Ladies. For the past 25 years, Temperley has been the heart and soul of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. On this episode of Jazz Night in America, we get to know the man himself and hear his new arrangements of Ellington favorites as well as his original music.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 10:30pm

This week Al is joined by Jonathan W. Jordan, New York Times bestselling author.  His new book AMERICAN WARLORDS:  How Roosevelt’s High Command Led America to Victory in World War II commemorates the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. He will be discussing  how a president and his inner circle of wartime leaders overcame deep personal differences to lead their nation to victory.  Jordan offers a vivid portrait of four extraordinary Americans in the eye of war's hurricane. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 10:00pm

In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Jeff Duquette, a partner with the Westboro law firm of Dingman, McInnes & McLane, LLP, which specializes in intellectual-property law. They talk about the business of IP law.

In the spirit of full disclosure, Jeff is a board member of 90.5 WICN.

As the Data Center Journal wrote, in part one of a two-part series, in 2013, “Big data; security; the cloud; outsourcing. These are all hot topics in IT today, and they all focus on applications of technology to meet various needs. But another topic that is increasingly garnering headlines is intellectual property — particularly, in the case of IT, patents.”

As the Data Center Journal continued, in part two, “To get a revealing and sometimes humorous look at intellectual property today, run an Internet search for ‘patent infringement case.’ A solid portion of the hits are likely to involve technology giants like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others, many of whom constantly sue each other (and smaller companies) over transgressions of their IP portfolios. The amount of money spent on legal fees—to say nothing about awards when cases are judged—is staggering. But should this money be spent hiring lawyers and paying supposed damages when it could be spent on innovation? Or is the money spent on litigation necessary to protect innovation?”

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 9:00pm

Inquiry welcomes back author, illustrator, lecturer and filmmaker LYNNE CHERRY. Tonight, Lynn talks about EMPOWERING YOUNG VOICES FOR THE PLANET a thorough teacher’s guide to educating young people about global climate change: how to approach this difficult subject and how to get your students involved. For more information on the films about student projects discussed on this show, please go to: http://www.youngvoicesonclimatechange.com/

Nothing is ever still in our universe. Galaxies are flying away from each other, planets circle their suns and here on earth, continents grow apart and even molasses flows, if very, very slowly. Tonight on Inquiry we talk with science writer BOB BERMAN about his wonderful new book about “natural activity in all its forms”: ZOOM: HOW EVERYTHING MOVES.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

GRAMMY winning vocalist Catherine Russell talks with host Bonnie Johnson, fresh from a world tour and the 20th Annual Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival where she headlines The Ladies Sing the Blues project.  Carrying on a highly revered legacy in her "own sweet way”, dad was jazz, pianist and bandleader Luis Russell, Louis Armstrong's music director and mom was a pioneer bassist, guitarist and vocalist Carline Ray, who paved the way for women in jazz.  Ms. Russell performs live at Scullers Jazz Club on May 30, 2015.

 

photo by Steve Sussman

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